Summer Reading Info

All Summer Reading programs and giveaways are funded by the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of Community Foundation.

We are SO excited for our 2023 “All Together Now” Summer Reading Program! You can sign up online or at the library. 

Summer Reading Info 

  • Log Minutes online: or download the READsquared app on your phone! Paper reading logs can be picked up at the library. 
  • Readers logging their minutes will be entered into a weekly drawing to win a book and a small prize.
  • Every 10 minutes of reading = 1 raffle ticket.
  • *Attendance at Summer Reading events counts as minutes! So a 1 hour program = 6 raffle tickets!*
  • We will keep track of the amount of tickets each child has earned. Stop by the library by August 19th to get your tickets and put them towards the prize basket you’d like to win.
  • The raffle drawing for the end of Summer Reading Program prize baskets will take place the week of August 21st.

Check out the line-up of events!: 

Monday, July 10th from 11am – 1pm: Summer Reading Kick-off! *MOVED TO LIBRARY* Come on over to the Trout Ponds Small Pavilion and sign up for Summer Reading and stay for some summer fun! We’ll have face painting, water balloons, games, bubbles, and more! 

The following Summer Reading Events will be held at the Trout Ponds in the Gray Pavilion! 

Wednesday, July 12th at 10am – Great Collaborations in Science with the DirtmeisteIn this program, master storyteller and award-winning author Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek takes a slightly serious look at some of the great collaborations in science and technology. Included in the presentation will be the work of Marie and Pierre Curie, the Wright and Montgolfier brothers, Steve Jobs and “Woz,” and of course Thomas Edison who would have been nowhere without his team of “muckers.”

Friday, July 14th at 10am – Stories with Music: Alice in Wonderland Come listen to the story of Alice in Wonderland accompanied by a string duo from the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Wednesday, July19th  at 10am –  Dry Ice Program with the Sciencenter Come and experiment and have fun with dry ice! This program is limited to 25 kids so registration is requiredREGISTER HERE

Tuesday, July 25th at 10am – The Great and Powerful Dave Come experience a high-energy show packed with magic, comedy, puppets, and audience participation. Several routines feature members of the audience – maybe one of them will be you!

Monday July 31st at 10am – Stories with Music – The Breman Town Musicians Come see a Woodwind Quintet from the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes perform music that goes along with the story The Breman Town Musicians.

Wednesday, August 2nd at 10am – Doug “The Bubbleman” Rougeux Come see a bubble show put on by The Bubbleman! 

Wednesday August 9th at 10am – Tanglewood Nature Center Come listen to a story, learn about animals, and meet some live animals! 

Monday, August 14th at 10am – Stories with Music – The Tortoise and the Hare Come see a Brass Quintet from the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes perform music that goes along with the story The Tortoise and the Hare.